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June 15, 2013

BASEBALL: Golloway leaves OU for Auburn

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NORMAN — Golloway’s tenure at OU began in 2005 when he became interim coach after Larry Cochell resigned with three weeks left in the regular season. OU went 12-6 with Golloway, who had left Oral Roberts to become an assistant under Cochell the previous year, serving as interim coach.

Initially, OU athletic director Joe Castiglione passed on promoting Golloway. An exhaustive search for Cochell’s replacement landed Wichita State coach Gene Stephenson. Stephenson held the job for one day before deciding to return to Wichita State.

Golloway was named head coach a few days later.

In all, the Sooners went 346-181-1 during Golloway’s eight-plus seasons. Those years included the school’s first College World Series appearance in 15 years in 2010. The Sooners missed the NCAA tournament just once (2007) during Golloway’s tenure.

Most recently, OU claimed its first Big 12 tournament title in 16 years last month.

However, OU was not able to claim a Big 12 regular-season title during Golloway’s stint. The Sooners finished tied for third this past season, bringing his conference record to 109-84-1 over his eight full seasons.

Auburn, which fired John Pawlowski last month after he went 167-126 over five years, has struggled to keep pace with some of the SEC’s programs. It’s made just one NCAA tournament appearance since 2005. The Tigers haven’t won an NCAA tournament regional since advancing to the College World Series in 1997. Golloway will be Auburn’s fourth baseball coach since the 2001 season.

Golloway was making $385,000 plus bonuses on his current contract at OU. There were still two years remaining on the deal.

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